Any parent will agree that everything in life is more complicated with kids in tow! Moving is no exception. Whether you are transporting your family across the country or across town, there are a few steps you can take that can help minimize the stress that comes with uprooting an entire household. By having an action plan for the first 24 hours in your new home, you may be able to minimize stress for all involved in the move, which can help the entire family quickly become acclimated to new surroundings.
Plan the First Meals
No one does well on an empty stomach, so having a well thought-out meal plan can do wonders when it comes to minimizing the stress of a move. You may not have your fully functioning kitchen set up and stocked on the first day in your new residence, but you can still be prepared for when family members start asking about the next meal. Have a local pizza kitchen or nearby take-out restaurant already programmed into your phone so that you will be ready to make the call when hunger strikes.
Plan to Take a Time-Out
Just as the ancient city of Rome wasn’t built in a day, neither will your new home be set in order in just one day. To help reduce the stress that each member of your family may be experiencing, plan to take a time-out to just enjoy each others company. This may mean taking a walk around your new neighborhood, checking out a local park, driving past your child’s new school, or simply playing a giant game of hide-and-seek among the stacks of moving boxes.
Plan to Make the Beds
No matter how big or how small your move, the very act of moving an entire household is exhausting, both emotionally and physically. If at all possible, load bedroom furniture into your moving truck so that it will be the first items off when the truck is unloaded. As you pack up your belongings from your former residence, take note of the boxes or bags that contain pertinent bedding. Sheets, blankets, pillows, and pillow cases should be clearly marked so that as soon as beds are reassembled, bedding can be made up. Everyone sleeps better in their own bed; this is particularly true of children. When everything else in their world is unfamiliar, giving them this one, familiar place to rest can do wonders for their peace-of-mind.
Plan on Asking for Help
Let’s be honest. Moving your family can be difficult. Having a professional moving company in your corner can help make your move easier. Whether you are moving across town, or across the country, our family owned moving company is here to help make your transition just a little bit easier. To learn more about the services we offer, contact us today!